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Outfest 2016 Announces Full LGBT Film Lineup

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The LGBT film festival returns to Los Angeles on July 7.

Outfest Los Angeles, the nation's leading LGBT film festival, will take place on July 7 through 17 and promises an eclectic mix of programming. This year, 43% of features are directed by women and the total 162 films hail from 19 countries.

"I am proud and honored to present a program that focuses on the most talented queer voices across all media--from film to television to the web," says Christopher Racster, Executive Director of Outfest. "Each year we see a snapshot of the lives of LGBT people from around the world. Honest reflections and celebrations of our experiences. These depictions take us on intensely personal journeys, which increasingly show that our similarities are greater than our differences. At a time when the cultural zeitgeist is using differences to drive us apart, these films intimately show us that each of our stories matter and each need a platform to be heard, understood, and respected."

The festival will screen in the newly renovated Ford Theaters and will feature a special screening of Ghostbusters on July 13. Other highly anticipated standouts include Clea Duvall's The Intervention and Chris Kelly's Other People. The Season 2 premiere of Hulu's DifficultPeople, Season 3 premiere of Amazon's Transparent, and HBO's Looking: The Movie will also premiere.

"It is an amazing year for LGBT cinema," adds Outfest Director of Programming Lucy Mukerjee-Brown. "Outfest Los Angeles continues to raise the profile of queer film, and launch the careers of LGBT filmmakers. At a time when there is some concern about film production in Los Angeles, it was heartening to see local, independent filmmakers making use of the rich diversity of this city to propel their storytelling. The Made in LA spotlight pulls together the mosaic of cultures that make up this city and reminds us that despite our differences, we are one community."

For tickets and information click here and check out the full lineup below:

GALA FILMS:

THE INTERVENTION - Opening Night Gala

Dir/Scr: Clea Duvall, 2016, USA, 90 min.

KING COBRA - Special Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Justin Kelly, 2016, USA, 91 min.

SPA NIGHT - U.S. Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Andrew Ahn, 2016, USA, 90 min.

ESTEROS - International Centerpiece

Dir/Scr: Geraldo "Papu" Curotto, 2016, Argentina/Brazil, 83 min.

KIKI - Documentary Centerpiece

Dir: Sara Jordeno, 2016, Sweden/USA, 94 min.

DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS - Legacy Centerpiece

Dir: Richard Oswald, 1919, Germany, 54 min.

OTHER PEOPLE - Closing Night Gala

Dir/Scr: Chris Kelly, 2015, USA, 97 min.

U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES

AVA'S IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

Dir/Scr: Marina Rice Bader, USA, 2016, 80 min

AWOL

Dir: Deb Shoval, USA, 2016, 85 min

BEARCITY 3

Dir: Doug Langway, USA, 2016, 120 min

BRUISING FOR BESOS

Dir: Adelina Anthony, USA, 2016, 88 min

DADDY'S BOY

Dir/Scr: Daniel Armando, USA, 2015, 78 min

FIRST GIRL I LOVED

Dir/Scr: Kerem Sanga, United States, 2016, 91 min

FRONT COVER

Dir: Ray Yeung, USA, 2015, 87 min

HUNKY DORY

Dir: Michael Curtis Johnson, USA, 2016, 88 min

I LOVE YOU BOTH

Dir: Doug Archibald, USA, 2015, 90 min

LAZY EYE

Dir: Tim Kirkman, USA, 2015, 86 min

MILES

Dir: Nathan Adloff, USA, 2016, 90 min

DO YOU TAKE THIS MAN... (aka MODERN LOVE)

Dir/Scr: Joshua Tunick, USA, 2016, 92 min

PUSHING DEAD

Dir/Scr: Tom E. Brown, USA, 2016, 110 min

RETAKE

Dir/Scr: Nick Corporon, USA, 2015, 98 min

SLASH

Dir/Scr: Clay Liford, USA, 2016, 100 min

SUICIDE KALE

Dir: Carly Usdin, USA, 2015, 78 min

WOMEN WHO KILL

Dir/Scr: Ingrid Jungermann, USA, 2016, 93 min

INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC FEATURES

ALMOST ADULTS

Dir: Sarah Rotella, Canada, 2015, 90 min

BABY BUMP

Dir: Kuba Czekaj, Poland, 2015, 89 min

BEING 17

Dir: Andre Techine, France, 2016, 116 min

BLUSH

Dir: Michal Vinik, Israel, 2015, 84 min

CLOSET MONSTER

Dir: Stephen Dunn, Canada, 2015, 90 min

DEPARTURE

Dir/Scr: Andrew Steggall, France, United Kingdom, 2015, 109 min

FIRE SONG

Dir: Adam Garnet Jones, Canada, 2015, 85 min

GIRL GETS GIRL

Dir/Scr: Sonia Sebastian, Spain, 2015, 88 min

GIRLS LOST

Dir: Alexandra-Therese Keining, Sweden, 2015, 106 min

HE HATED PIGEONS

Dir/Scr: Ingrid Veninger, Canada, 2015, 80 min

HOLDING THE MAN

Dir: Neil Armfield, Australia, 2015, 127 min

I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY

Dir: Julio Hernandez Cordon, Germany, Mexico, Mexico, 2015, 88 min

LOVE

Dir: Viet Max, Vietnam, 2015, 105 min

THE NEST

Dir: Filipe Matzembacher, Brazil, 2016, 115 min

PARIS 05:59: THEO & HUGO

Dir: Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau, France, 2016, 97 min

SUMMERTIME

Dir: Catherine Corsini, France, 2015, 105 min

WHERE ARE YOU GOING HABIBI?

Dir/Scr: Tor Iben, Germany, 2015, 80 min

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

COMING OUT

Dir: Alden Peters, USA, 2015, 71 min

FILM HAWK

Dir: JJ Garvine & Tai Parquet, USA, 2016, 75 min

FORBIDDEN: UNDOCUMENTED AND QUEER IN RURAL AMERICA

Dir: Tiffany Rhynard, USA, 2016, 90 min

JEWEL'S CATCH ONE

Dir: C. Fitz, USA, 2016, 85 min

LAST MEN STANDING

Dir: Tim Hussin & Erin Brethauer, USA, 2016, 66 min

MAJOR!

Dir: Annalise Ophelian, USA, 2015, 91 min

OVARIAN PSYCOS

Dir: Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle, USA, 2016, 72 min

THE PEARL

Dir: Jessica Dimmock & Christopher LaMarca, USA, 2016, 97 min

PLAZA DE LA SOLEDAD

Dir: Maya Goded, Mexico & Netherlands, 2016, 78 min

RAISING ZOEY

Dir: Dante Alencastre, USA, 2016, 54 min

REAL BOY

Dir: Shaleece Haas, USA, 2015, 74 min

SCRUM

Dir: Poppy Stockwell, Australia, 2015, 54 min

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR

Dir: Deborah S. Esquenazi, USA, 2016, 90 min

STRIKE A POSE

Dir: Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan, Netherlands, 2016, 83 min

UNCLE HOWARD

Dir: Aaron Brookner, UK & USA, 2016, 96 min

WEEKENDS

Dir: Dong-Ha Lee, South Korea, 2016, 98 min

WOMEN HE'S UNDRESSED

Dir: Gillian Armstrong, Australia, 2015, 95 min

PANELS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

GHOSTBUSTERS

Dir/Scr: Paul Feig, 2016, USA, 116 min

THE HUNGER

Dir: Tony Scott, 1983, UK/USA, 97 min

LOOKING: THE MOVIE

Dir: Andrew Haigh, 2016, USA, 86 min

POLITICAL ANIMALS

Dir: Jonah Markowitz & Tracy Wares, 2015, USA, 88 min

THE TRANS LIST

Dir: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2016, USA, 51 min

UNCLE GLORIA

Dir: Robyn Symonds, 2016, USA, 76 min

FOR EX-LOVERS ONLY

Dir/Scr: Andrew Gitomer, 2016, 26 min

THE CHADWICK JOURNALS

Dir: Deondray Gossett & Quincy LeNear, 2016, USA, 63 min

HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME: BLACK & GAY IN THE CHURCH

Dir: Clay Cane, 2015, USA, 60 min

SPECIAL EVENTS - TV Show Previews:

DIFFICULT PEOPLE (Hulu)

ONE MISSISSIPPI (Amazon)

SEARCH PARTY (TBS)

TRANSPARENT (Amazon)

SPECIAL EVENTS - Panels & Workshops:

SAG PANEL: THE BUSINESS OF ACTING: MAKING DIVERSITY WORK FOR YOU

FILMMAKER WORKSHOP WITH SEED & SPARK: CROWDFUNDING

FILMMAKER WORKSHOP WITH SEED & SPARK: VIRTUAL REALITY

PLATINUM SECTION: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS & LIVE EVENTS

OUTFITUMENTARY

Dir: K8 Hardy, USA, 2016, 82 min

THE CULT

Dir: Andre Antonio, Brazil, 2015, 70 min

DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

Dir/Scr: Yony Leyser, Germany, 2015, 92 min

OUTFEST UCLA LEGACY PROJECT

BOUND

Dir: Lana and Lilly Wachowski

USA, 1996, 109 min

BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE

Dir: Howard Brookner, USA, 1983, 90 min

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

Dir/Scr: Cheryl Dunye, USA, 1996, 90 min

LEGACY/PLATINUM CO-PRESENTATION

NO SKIN OFF MY ASS

Dir: Bruce La Bruce, 1990, Canada, 73 min

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